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Carlos Ghosn Looms Over Nissan Annual Meeting Years After Arrest

  • Executives questioned about pivot away from Ghosn-era tenets
  • Nissan CEO ‘doing everything’ to avoid another year of losses
Carlos Ghosn leaves his lawyer's office in Tokyo, on March 6, 2019. 

Carlos Ghosn leaves his lawyer's office in Tokyo, on March 6, 2019. 

Photographer: Takaaki Iwabu/Bloomberg

Two-and-a-half years after Carlos Ghosn’s arrest, Nissan Motor Co. is still struggling to emerge from the scandalized affair involving the former chairman and chief executive officer.

Shareholders at the Japanese automaker’s annual meeting on Tuesday repeatedly questioned executives about the events surrounding Ghosn’s 2018 arrest, suggesting that Nissan was perhaps better off during the former auto executive’s era of management.